Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Prof, Feb 5, 2013.
Uh Oh......I gotta go. Be right back.
I'll never understand why people do the things they do to pipes. I clean mine like I'm cleaning up a murder scene. My cobs don't even have scorched rims for cripes sake! And I'm no clean freak per se. But I do obsess over my stuff. I clean golf clubs as I go....lol!
I've had a couple that were pretty nasty, including a Stanwell that was "smoked shut". I mean, there was barely room to get any tobacco into the bowl and the stem was so gunked up, I don't even get how the previous owner had smoked it for the last few times before deciding it was done.
Wow, that is incredible. To each his own - I guess I see it as wanting to take care of the pipe shows some respect for the maker, who has graced me with a very old piece of wood and their skill and toil (which I paid for, true). Probably a stupid way to think about it, romanticizing pipes, but I have several pipes by makers that I know are dead, (Clarence Mickles for instance), and I like to think he put some of himself into the pipe, and would appreciate me taking care of the pipe he carved with nothing but files...Ok, so I am weird that way...
That is not surprising.
I had a fellow ask me how to clean one of my long river reed stems and asked if hot soap water would work
hmmm ( here your sign buddy )
needless to say this guy messed up a good pipe within a couple weeks and was a returning customer
Dishwashers...awesome! Just don't seem fittin'